The table below looks at the statistics for V-Model skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited V-Model over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
V-Model
Rank 135 130 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing V-Model 16 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 0
Average daily rate
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£260 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.16% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
V-Model
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2770 2245 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.67% 72.28% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1604 1179 849
Average daily rate £393 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 113 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.16 £12.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

V-Model
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

V-Model Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

V-Model
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Daily Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing V-Model across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

V-Model Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

V-Model
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing V-Model across the North West region.

V-Model Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

V-Model
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing V-Model within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 12 £256 -
Manchester -7 2 £455 +46.77% 4
V-Model
England

V-Model
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing V-Model also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited V-Model.

1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (89.29%) Waterfall
3 14 (50.00%) Java
3 14 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 12 (42.86%) Linux
4 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (39.29%) TDD
6 10 (35.71%) ISEB
7 9 (32.14%) HND
7 9 (32.14%) Eclipse
7 9 (32.14%) Validation
7 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
7 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
7 9 (32.14%) Selenium
7 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
7 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (32.14%) Test Planning
8 8 (28.57%) BDD
9 7 (25.00%) System Testing
10 6 (21.43%) Project Management
10 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
11 5 (17.86%) .NET
11 5 (17.86%) Oracle
12 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
13 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
13 3 (10.71%) Performance Engineering
13 3 (10.71%) C#
13 3 (10.71%) Finance

V-Model
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing V-Model also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited V-Model. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (32.14%) Eclipse
2 9 (32.14%) Selenium
2 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (10.71%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Tester
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) AWS Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (89.29%) Waterfall
3 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 11 (39.29%) TDD
5 9 (32.14%) Validation
5 9 (32.14%) Software Engineering
5 9 (32.14%) Software Testing
5 9 (32.14%) Test Planning
6 8 (28.57%) BDD
7 7 (25.00%) System Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
9 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (10.71%) Performance Engineering
10 3 (10.71%) Stress Testing
10 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.71%) Scrum
11 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
11 2 (7.14%) Open Source
11 2 (7.14%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) Java
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) ISEB
2 9 (32.14%) HND
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Adobe